Essentials of Pediatric Critical Care Orientation

Table of Contents

Module 1  Patient Care

Lesson 1: Assessment of the Critically Ill Child
Lesson 2: Nutrition in the Critically Ill Child
Lesson 3: Sedation and Analgesia in the ICU
Lesson 4: Family-Centered Care in the PICU

Module 2  Infection Control

Lesson 1: Preventing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
Lesson 2: Preventing Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections

Module 3  Cardiovascular Care

Lesson 1: Introduction to Hemodynamic Monitoring
Lesson 2: Vasoactive Medications
Lesson 3: Congestive Heart Failure
Lesson 4: Acquired Heart Disease in Children
Lesson 5: Congenital Heart Disease

Module 4  Pulmonary Care

Lesson 1: Caring for a Child with a Tracheostomy
Lesson 2: Introduction to Arterial Blood Gas Interpretation
Lesson 3: Understanding Abnormal Blood Gases
Lesson 4: Lower Airway Diseases
Lesson 5: Case Studies in Respiratory Illness
Lesson 6: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Lesson 7: Nursing Management of Chest Tubes
Lesson 8: Mechanical Ventilation: Respiratory Physiology
Lesson 9: Mechanical Ventilation: Introduction to Pediatric Practices

Module 5 —Neurology/Neurosurgery

Lesson 1: Status Epilepticus
Lesson 2: Hydrocephalus
Lesson 3: Meningitis and Encephalitis
Lesson 4: Intracranial Pressure Monitoring

Module 6 — Renal Care

Lesson 1: Renal Failure in the Pediatric Patient

Module 7 — Endocrine and Hematology

Lesson 1: Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Lesson 2: Diabetes Mellitus
Lesson 3: Diabetic Ketoacidosis
Lesson 4: Diabetes Insipidus and SIADH

Module 8 — Trauma

Lesson 1: Pediatric Toxicology Exposure
Lesson 2: Pediatric Spinal Column/Cord Injuries
Lesson 3: Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma
Lesson 4: Pediatric Abdominal Trauma
Lesson 5: Pediatric Burn Trauma

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